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Today's News

  • Holiday Helpers readying for busy season

    PERRY COUNTY – As Thanksgiving approaches and the Christmas preparation season gets under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.

  • Secretary to manage port operations

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Stephen George will become manager of port facilities and governmental affairs Jan. 1, after action Tuesday by the Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad Board of Directors.

    George became the port-rail agency’s marketing director, a new position, in January 2008. He was redesignated assistant secretary when Indiana Southern Railroad was handed reins held by Dick Neumann until he retired in March as vice president and chief executive officer.

  • Cannelton salutes veterans

    “Yankee Doodles” ride their ponies as part of their musical contribution to Thursday’s Veterans Day program in Cannelton.

  • Foundation touts Do Something Good for Someone Else Day

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “Do Something Good for Someone Else Day, in Perry County” is being observed today and the director of the Perry County Community Foundation hopes residents of all ages will reach out to others.

    “November’s a good time for families to get together and be thankful for what we have,” Sally Houzanme told the county commissioners Oct. 20 before asking them to sign a proclamation giving Nov. 15 that designation.

  • Community Calendar, Nov. 15

    Monday November 15
    AA New Hope Group meeting 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Mozart streets, Tell City, information call 547-2318 or 719-1862.
    Bingo at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City, doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo 7 p.m.
    TOPS IN1148 Tell City meeting at Tell City-Perry County Public Library, 23rd and Tell streets, Tell City, weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m., information call 843-5044.

  • Vast majority of students feel safe at school

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Educators in Tell City and Troy Township want students to express themselves in an online survey available now and continuing through Dec. 17.

    “The more people who participate, the better and more accurate results we’ll get,” Laura Noble said at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday. “It will provide us direction for our school-improvement plan,” added the assistant to the superintendent.

    The survey is available at www.tomorrow.org/speakup.

  • Community Events, Nov. 15

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Mu Gamma Christmas auction set for Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Mu Gamma will hold a Christmas auction Tuesday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 802 10th St., Tell City.
    Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 6:30. Items will include holiday crafts and baked goods.
    Refreshments will be served.
    Those attending will also be able to taste and order Christmas Old English and holiday cheeseballs.
     

  • Employment Plus opens new office in Jasper

    JASPER – Employment Plus, an Indiana-based, full-service staffing and human-resources-solutions firm with more than 100 locations across the U.S., announced that it has expanded its operations by opening a new office in Jasper.
    The newest branch, one of 19 offices in Indiana, is located at 215 W. Fifth Street at the corner of Fifth and Clay Streets and will serve the southwest Indiana region.
    A grand opening will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the office.

  • News gathering Santa letters

    TELL CITY – Now that Halloween has passed, The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus. Good boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, to be published this year Dec. 23 — just in time for Santa to read them as he’s checking what’s in his sleigh.
    Letters can be addressed in care of The News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Letters can also be dropped off at The News’ office at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycounty news.com.